Marlou Russell is a psychologist, adoption author, and a truly wonderful woman. She chatted with Lifetime about older adoptive parents to help both adoptive parents and birth parents understand that age is not as important as the many other factors that make up a good home.
Many couples are considering adoption later in life for a variety of reasons. One of the main reasons is that people are spending more time establishing their careers, so they are becoming parents later in life than people did years ago.
The percentage of people over the age of 40 who are considering adoption is rapidly growing. Here at Lifetime Adoption, we have had adoptive parents in their 40s and 50s and even some dads in their 60s.
Marlou explains that there are benefits in placing a child with older adoptive parents.Read More